Amplifier

Amplifier Type
Digital Amplifier, S-Master HX
Amplifier Channels
12ch
Power Output (Total)
504W

Interface

Input and Output Terminals
USB typeA(FW Update only), Ethernet, S-Center Out
IEEE802.11 version
IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth
RX(receiver)/TX(transmitter)
HDCP2.2
Yes

HDMI

Number of Input/Output
1 / 1 (eARC/ARC)
eARC
Yes
4K/60p/YUV4:4:4
Yes
HDR
Yes
Dolby Vision™ Compatible
Yes
HLG (hybrid log gamma)
Yes
BRAVIA Sync
Yes
HDMI CEC
Yes

Audio Formats

HDMI input
Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital plus, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Dual mono, DTS, DTS HD High Resolution Audio, DTS HD Master Audio, DTS ES, DTS 96/24, DTS:X, LPCM
HDMI eARC
Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital plus, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Dual mono, DTS, DTS HD High Resolution Audio, DTS HD Master Audio, DTS ES, DTS 96/24, DTS:X, LPCM
Bluetooth(Receiver)
AAC, SBC, LDAC
Bluetooth(Transmitter)
SBC, LDAC

Sound Function

Sound Mode
Auto Sound, Cinema, Music, Standard
Sound Effect
Night Mode, Voice Mode, Immersive Audio Enhancement
Virtual Surround Technology
360 Spatial Sound Mapping, Dolby Surround, Nural:X

Network Function

Network Function
Chromecast built-in, Spotify Connect, Music Service Button, Google Home, Works with Google Assistant

Details

Power Consumption
Control Box 15W / Speaker 22W

Features

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360 Spatial Sound that adapts to your environment

Our revolutionary 360 Spatial Sound Mapping technology creates up to twelve phantom speakers from just four real speakers. 

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360 Spatial Sound experience, like you are in the scene

Surrounded on all sides by multiple phantom speakers within an optimised sound field, you’ll hear every flap of wing and gust of wind with incredible intensity. It’s like you and your living room are inside the movie.

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Experience ultra wide 360 Spatial Sound

An ultra wide listening area fills every part of your living space. Your family and friends get the same sound experience, wherever they are in the room. The listening area is not limited to the front of the TV but encompasses a much wider space.

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Versatile layout for any kind of living room

No need to rearrange your furniture or precisely position your speakers. The HT-A9 uses dual microphones in each speaker to ingeniously measure their relative height and position, allowing the system to generate twelve phantom speakers and completely encircle your room in immersive spatial sound.

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Connect wirelessly

Place the control box near the TV and link up via HDMI. The four speakers connect wirelessly to the control box so there’s no cables across your living space.

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Sound Field Optimization

Activate Sound Field Optimization any time by performing Easy Setup from the home menu on the TV screen. The HT-A9 Home Theatre System intelligently measures the distance between speakers and ceiling for smart and easy set up.

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Innovative speaker design

Our speakers are designed with leading-edge technologies to deliver the supreme sound quality and wide directivity required for 360 Spatial Sound Mapping. 

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Up-firing speaker (X-Balanced Speaker Unit)

This X-Balanced Speaker Unit reflects sound off the ceiling for immersive overhead audio.

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Wide Directivity Woofer (X-Balanced Speaker Unit)

We have reduced the cavity effect of this new wide directivity X-Balanced woofer by minimising the depth of its concave shape.

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X-Balanced Speaker Unit

The unique rectangular shape of these speakers maximises the diaphragm area for richer bass. It also reduces driver excursion while maintaining sound pressure, resulting in less distortion and greater vocal clarity. 

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19mm Soft Dome Type Tweeter

This 19mm Soft Dome Type Tweeter works with the woofer to reproduce clear, natural sound at mid to high frequencies.

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Bevelled baffle edges

The baffle has been designed with bevelled edges to reduce sound diffraction at the sides of the speaker.

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Immerse yourself in supreme music quality

Enjoy music the way the artists truly intended with High-Resolution Audio for crystal clear precision. Or discover a new way of listening with 360 Reality Audio for a truly immersive live concert or studio session experience. With the HT-A9 Home Theatre System, your music comes to life like never before.

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Real-time restoration of all your compressed files

Using Edge-AI (Artificial Intelligence), DSEE Extreme™ (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine) upscales compressed digital music files in real time. Dynamically recognising instrumentation, musical genres, and individual elements of each song, such as vocals or interludes, it restores the high-range sound lost in compression for a richer, more complete listening experience.

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Movies and games feel so real

See vivid scenes full of real life colour and depth. All of the original picture quality is preserved when played through the HT-A9 Home Theatre System so you’ll be completely immersed in movies. Gaming is also much more thrilling and realistic as HT-A9 supports the latest formats.

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Hear extra deep bass with an optional subwoofer 

Adding an optional subwoofer to your system to handle low frequencies allows the system to reproduce sounds with greater impact and power than before. Two models are available, designed to bring out deeper bass, more voice clarity and extra fidelity in everything you listen to. 

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SA-SW5 optional subwoofer

300W of deep, rich bass from a 180mm driver with passive radiator.

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SA-SW3 optional subwoofer

200W of sound from a compact bass reflex subwoofer with a 160mm driver.

Best with Sony TVs

Paired with BRAVIA™ TVs, the HT-A9 brings you the ultimate immersive audio-visual experience with our best picture and sound quality. It’s the perfect surround sound system for BRAVIA. 

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Even more immersion with Acoustic Center Sync

When connected with the supplied cable to a BRAVIA TVs, the TV speaker plays the centre channel role in your Home Theatre System and part of the 360 Spatial Sound Mapping setup. This enables sound to precisely match what's on the screen for a truly immersive experience.

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Sound perfectly matches action

With Acoustic Center Sync, you'll hear dialogue from exactly where the character is standing in the scene. Action and sound are precisely aligned so your viewing becomes much more immersive.

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Effortless control with BRAVIA TVs

Everything links up perfectly when connected to the new range of BRAVIA TVs. Control sound settings and volume using only the TV remote and easily check the status of the audio system while watching favourite programmes. With an integrated UI, Home Theatre System settings automatically appear on the BRAVIA TVs Quick Setting menu.

Enjoy music with the whole family 

Easily access popular music services like Spotify and stream all your favourite albums and playlists with both Chromecast and Apple AirPlay 2. Call your family over and get the party going. 

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Everyone has the best seat in the house

With a super wide listening area, all the family can enjoy the full music streaming experience, even if they’re sitting out to the sides.

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Bluetooth® connection

Stream music wirelessly from your smartphone, tablet or laptop with Bluetooth® technology. 

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Wi-Fi streaming

Connect to the internet with built-in Wi-Fi or LAN and stream music from devices on your home network.

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Spotify Connect™

Play Spotify directly through your speaker using the Spotify Connect™ app on your device as a remote.

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Chromecast built-in

Stream music, online radio and podcasts from your smartphone, tablet or laptop to your audio device. Just tap the Cast button.

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Apple AirPlay 2

Share music from your favourite Apple devices to your Home Theatre System. All with a tap.

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Enjoy movies like never before with spatial sound 

A clever algorithm adds overhead, all-encompassing sound to conventional surround soundtracks and even stereo audio, converting everything you listen to into immersive 360 Spatial Sound experiences. Just press the Immersive AE button on the remote to activate.

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Voice control

The Home Theatre System is compatible with Google Assistant enabled devices with Chromecast built-in and Amazon Alexa enabled devices. Just add the HT-A9 to your speaker group using the Google Home app to start playing music, change the volume or many other functions using just your voice.

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Omnidirectional Block Design

The HT-A9 is one of our latest home sound systems, designed using the Omnidirectional Block concept. The cylindrical shape represents a single solid block providing 360 spatial sound. It fits perfectly against the wall with a flat rear surface. The light pearl grey colour blends well with walls, shelves and other interior elements.

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Set up in seconds 

The HT-A9 is almost ready to go straight out of the box. Simply plug it in, connect to your TV using HDMI and power on. With LAN, HDMI IN and HDMI OUT (eARC), you’re all set to enjoy a new spatial surround sound experience.

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Make your whole living room an immersive family place

Ultra wide surround sound on the HT-A9 makes stay-at-home movie time with your family more thrilling and entertaining than ever.

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Enjoy an immersive gaming and movie experience

Enjoy immersive gaming and movie watching with optimised picture settings by Auto HDR Tone Mapping and Auto Genre Picture Mode when connecting BRAVIA XR™ TVs and PlayStation®5 through this product with firmware update released Spring 2022.

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